Product Spotlight: Fizik Aliante Gamma Saddle
I’ve been trying out some new saddles since Tyler wrote the Newbie tip on picking the right saddle article, and the Fizik Aliante Gamma is the latest I’ve gotten my hands on to take for a test run.
The Aliante is another great saddle from Fizik. I have ridden on the Fizik Arione for years, and I was interested in comparing the two. The Aliante did not dissapoint. The ride was comfortable, and the feel was very familiar. There have been some quality issues with this saddle as some have had trouble with the leather tearing, and the plastic underbelly breaking. If I had one complaint, it was that it did feel a bit cheaper than the Arione quality I would have expected from Fizik.
Here are a few features:
- Cover – Black perforated microtex
- Scuff Guards – Black
- Rail – Titanium
- Weight – 270 gr
- I.C.S. (Integrated Clip system) compatible
- Shell – Twin flex graphite shell
As you can tell one of the biggest strengths of the Aliante is how light it is (although the Aliante Carbon is 60 grams lighter). The Gamma also comes at a pretty decent price compared to the ‘ti’ Aliante.
Overall, it appears that Fizik may have sacrificed their normal build quality in order to bring down the price. The Aliante was very comfortable for about 30 or so miles before my butt started getting sore, which isn’t the case with my Arione. This is more than likely due to the fact that saddles fit everyone a little differently, and just like a bike, you need to find the saddle that is perfect for you. When it comes down to it, I would probably take the $135 that Fizik is asking for the Gamma, and invest it in a basic Arione.